Daily GK Update: 8th September 2021

By Stuti Mishra|Updated : September 8th, 2021

 National & International Appointments

1. Harsha Bhupendra Bangari appointed as MD of EXIM Bank

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  • Harsha Bhupendra Bangari has been appointed as the new Managing Director (MD) of Export-Import Bank of India (EXIM Bank).
  • Prior to this, she was posted as deputy managing director at EXIM Bank.
  • She has been appointed for a period of three years or until further orders of the government.
  • She will replace incumbent MD David Rasquinha, who was holding the office of MD since July 20, 2014.
  • Headquarters of EXIM Bank: Mumbai.

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 Important Dates

2. International Literacy Day: 8th September

  • International Literacy Day is observed on September 8 annually across the world to highlight the importance of literacy to individuals, communities and societies.
  • The day was declared by UNESCO on 26 October 1966 during 14th session of UNESCO’s General conference.
  • It was observed for the first time in 1967.
  • Theme of 55th International Literacy Day: Literacy for a human-centred recovery: Narrowing the digital divide.

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 Summits & Conferences

3. PM Narendra Modi inaugurates Shikshak Parv-2021

  • PM Narendra Modi has virtually inaugurated Shikshak Parv-2021 and addressed the inaugural conclave
  • Theme: Quality and Sustainable Schools: Learnings from Schools in India.
  • Shikshak Parv has been organised by Ministry of Education from September 7 to 17, 2021.
  • Aim: encourage innovative practices to ensure not only continuity of education at all levels but to improve quality, inclusive practices and sustainability in the schools across the country as well.

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 National & International Appointments

4. Piyush Goyal appointed as India’s Sherpa for G20

  • Commerce and Industry Minister, Piyush Goyal has been appointed as the India’s Sherpa for the G20 which is an influential grouping that brings together the world’s major economies.
  • He replaced former Union Minister Suresh Prabhu as India’s Sherpa for G20
  • G20 Summit is scheduled to take place from 30th to 31st October under Italian Presidency.
  • India will be holding the G20 Presidency from 1st December 2022 and will convene the G20 Leaders’ Summit in 2023 for the first time.

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 National Affairs

5. Govt launches portal for National Livestock Mission

  • Union Minister Parshottam Rupala has launched National Livestock Mission (NLM) portal to increase effectiveness and ensure transparency in the implementation of scheme
  • NLM Portal:
    • It is developed by Small Industries Development Bank of India (SIDBI) and Dept of Animal Husbandry and Dairying
    • Aim: to enable a customized workflow between State Implementing Agency, lenders and Ministry
  • NLM: It was introduced in 2014-15 for sustainable development of livestock sector

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 Summits & Conferences

6. Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2021 (PACS-21) was held in Hawaii

  • Pacific Air Chiefs Symposium 2021 (PACS-21) was held in Hawaii at Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam from August 30 to September 2, 2021.
  • Theme of PACS 21: Enduring Cooperation towards Regional Stability
  • It provided an opportunity for enhancing mutual understanding and deepening of relationships among participating nations.
  • Participants of PACS-21 included Air Chiefs of countries in Indo-Pacific region.
  • From India, Air Chief Marshal RKS Bhadauria, attended PACS-21. 

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 National Affairs

7. TRIFED to setup Atmanirbhar Corner in 75 missions around the world

  • Tribal Cooperative Marketing Development Federation of India (TRIFED) in collaboration with Ministry of External Affairs is setting up an Atmanirbhar Bharat corner in 75 Indian Missions/ Embassies across the world in the next 3 months
  • First Atma Nirbhar Bharat corner was successfully inaugurated at Indian Embassy in Bangkok, Thailand on Aug 15, 2021
  • Aim: It will be an exclusive space to promote GI-tagged tribal art and craft products besides natural organic products

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 Schemes

8. Culture Minister launches Bujurgon ki Baat-Desh Ke Saath programme

  • Culture Minister G Kishan Reddy has launched Bujurgon ki Baat-Desh Ke Saath programme in New Delhi
  • Aim: Enhancing the interaction between the youth and elder people who are 95 years and above and have spent around 18 years in India before independence
  • The video of the programme will be uploaded at rashtragaan.in
  • He also launched the book Gita Govinda :Jaydeva’s Divine Odyssey by Dr.Utpal K. Banerjee, along with an exhibition on Gita Govinda.

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 National Affairs

9. Task Force and Expert Committee for Coal based Hydrogen Production

  • Ministry of Coal has constituted Task Force and Expert Committee to Prepare Road Map for Coal based Hydrogen Production.
  • This Task Force will be headed by Additional Secretary of Coal Ministry.
  • Its broad terms and reference include identification of role to be played by each stakeholder Ministry, monitoring of activities towards achieving coal-based Hydrogen production
  • Expert Committee will be headed by DG of Federation of Indian Petroleum Industry, R.K. Malhotra.

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 Banking & Finance

10. CBDT amends IT Rules to ease authentication of electronic records

  • Central Board of Direct Taxes (CBDT) has amended Income-tax Rules to ease authentication of electronic records submitted in faceless assessment proceedings
  • Under this, electronic records submitted through registered account of taxpayers shall be deemed to have been authenticated by e-verification code by the taxpayer
  • It will ease the process of authentication of electronic records in faceless assessment proceedings to companies, individuals and tax audit cases.

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 Agreement

11. Gujarat govt signs MoU with Amazon India to boost export of MSME sector

  • Gujarat Govt has signed MoU with Amazon India to boost the export of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSME) sector for taking the local products of Gujarat to global markets
  • It will facilitate training sessions, webinars and workshops in Business-to-Commerce (B2C) e-commerce at MSME clusters in cities like Ahmedabad, Vadodara, Surat, Bharuch, Rajkot
  • It will also open up the link with Amazon’s digital market operational in 17 countries like USA, Canada, Brazil.

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 Summits & Conferences

12. First India-Japan High Level Policy Dialogue held virtually

  • First India–Japan High Level Policy Dialogue has been held virtually with discussion on issues like Air Pollution, Sustainable Technologies and Transports, Climate Change, Marine Litter, Fluorocarbons, COP 26, etc
  • Both nations agreed to further strengthen the bilateral cooperation on environment, and also to take forward the discussion on JCM
  • India and Japan may also explore strengthening bilateral cooperation especially on circular economy, green hydrogen, etc.

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 Banking & Finance

13. IPPB ties-up with LIC Housing Finance for home loan products

  • India Post Payments Bank (IPPB) has signed MoU with LIC Housing Finance Ltd for providing home loan products to over 4.5 crore customers of IPPB.
  • Through its robust extensive network of 650 branches and more than 136,000 banking access points, IPPB will make LICHFL’s home loan products accessible to its customers pan-India.
  • Under the MoU, credit underwriting, processing, and disbursement for all home loans will be handled by LICHFL with IPPB responsible for sourcing.

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 Honours & Awards

14. Delhi Airport won CII National Energy Leader award

  • Delhi International Airport Limited (DIAL) has won CII ‘National Energy Leader’ and ‘Excellent Energy Efficient Unit’ awards at National Award ceremony for ‘Excellence in Energy Management’
  • The ceremony has been organised by Confederation of Indian Industry (CII) - Green Business Centre (GBC) during 22nd edition of ‘Energy Efficiency Summit’
  • Objective: to recognize the companies engaged in energy-efficiency initiatives that adopt best practices and technological advancement 

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Daily GK Update: 8th September 2021

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Subhasish

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